Ruth C White Ph.D.

Ruth C. White PhD MPH MSW is a stress management and diversity expert, mental wellness consultant, and mental health advocate fighting against stigma and promoting mental health and well-being. Dr. White is author of 'The Stress Management Workbook: De-stress in 10 minutes or less' , and the forthcoming 'Everyday Stress Relief: Essential techniques to boost emotional resiliency and improve your health' (Rockridge Press, May 2020). She provides workshops in stress management, compassion fatigue and diversity to government, non-profits and corporations. Past clients include: JPMorganChase, Gainsight, LA County, UC Berkeley, Network on Social Work Management, and the governments of Belize and Uganda. Follow her at @ruthcwhite on Twitter.

The author of the successful Bipolar 101 (with John D. Preston), she has also published Preventing Bipolar Relapse and is the editor of the volume Global Case Studies in Maternal and Child Health. Dr. White and her writing has been featured in Fast Company, Women's Health, New York Times, Marie Claire, Woman's Day, Black Enterprise, Seattle Times, and in several Spanish language news outlets.

Dr. White is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to USC she spent 10 years at Seattle University in Seattle, WA, where she achieved tenure. She received her doctorate in social welfare and masters in public health (maternal and child health; international health) from the University of California, Berkeley and her MSW and BSW from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has worked in mental health for many years, and for the last 20 years she has educated undergraduate and graduate social work students at San Francisco State University, Seattle University, McGill University, UC Berkeley and USC. 

She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Public Health and her expertise has been called upon by her colleagues to review work in the area of HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health for organizations such as the American Public Health Association, the American Journal of Health Behavior, AIDS Care, and the National Science Foundation. She has served as expert witness for the law schools of Columbia, NYU and Yale, and also for major law firms and human rights organizations on issues related to gay rights and HIV/AIDS stigma. 

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Culture in Mind

Culture in Mind explores all the ways in which culture, broadly conceptualized, interacts with mental health. Whether that be the culture of war or the culture of work or cultural norms and values that are passed down to us through our families. There will be a special focus on race and ethnicity.

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